Nurture acquires De-Ice


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Nurture Landscapes, is pleased to announce the acquisition of winter gritting and risk management specialist, DRP Client Services Ltd T/A De-ice, effective 1st August 2020.

Founded in 1998 by Mark and Vicky Lopez, De-ice, with their head office in Maldon, Essex, delivers winter gritting services across the UK, mainly to the business and FM sector. De-ice will continue to trade as De-Ice through August and September and then rebrand as Nurture from 1st October, when the back office operation will move to Nurture’s head office at Nursery Court, Windlesham, and be integrated into Nurture’s bespoke Ice Master database. An operational base will be kept in the local area.

Peter Fane, Managing Director at Nurture Landscapes, said: “We are delighted to welcome De-Ice into the Nurture family. We pride ourselves on remaining a family business and specialising in what we are good at, namely landscape maintenance and winter gritting, so De-Ice is a perfect addition to enhance our winter gritting business which services in excess of 4000 sites across the UK.

These last couple of mild winters have given us time to review and streamline our winter gritting operations, and we have a very experienced system and team in place, enabling us to provide a better and more responsive service to existing and new clients. De-Ice’s portfolio will fit perfectly into our existing client base and customers will receive a seamless transition of service as well as the benefits of being looked after by an exceptionally experienced team”.

Vicky Lopez co-founder and director of De-ice, added: "When my husband Mark and I set the company up some 20 years ago, we could never have anticipated the exciting journey that lay ahead. It is now time for new leadership and I believe that the team at Nurture Landscapes will continue to deliver the professional and reliable service that De-ice has been associated with.

"We put our souls into the company and worked with so many wonderful people along the way - both within the business and across the industry. From harsh winters to exciting industry events and client pitches, there was never a dull moment. "I'd like to thank everyone who played their part, and I wish the team at Nurture all the best as a new chapter begins."

This will be Nurture’s 26th acquisition.

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